KitUp RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/D1YYWEQU18/feeder KitUp RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:23 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Marines Tap Four Firms to Help with New Lightweight Targeting System https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/12/13/marines-tap-four-firms-help-new-lightweight-targeting-system.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fc0606fb-0c10-9d9d-91d8-6963a4a0f05e Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:39:47 +0000 Four firms have been chosen to help develop a handheld targeting system that would assist Marines in firing more effectively. New Patches, Unit Insignia Out for Army Futures Command Soldiers https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/12/08/new-patches-unit-insignia-out-army-futures-command-soldiers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a568a72b-0253-d6d9-583b-d24168ee4df5 Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:19:34 +0000 The Army Futures Command was created last August and charged with leading the Army's 10-year modernization effort. Army Honors Big Red One with Army-Navy Game Uniforms https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/12/06/army-honors-big-red-one-army-navy-game-uniforms.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:464fd746-124a-9d03-9781-320aa58bbbd4 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:53:09 +0000 West Point commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I's end with 1st Infantry Division uniforms. Air Force Issues Guidelines for Operational Camouflage Uniform Patches https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/12/05/air-force-issues-guidelines-operational-camouflage-uniform-patches.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:310357bf-7cfa-d9de-fc1d-98ff0759f934 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:52:35 +0000 Unit patches for the new Operational Camouflage Uniform will be limited to just four colors, Air Force officials said. Marine Corps Opens Competition for Lighter Body Armor Plates https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/12/03/marine-corps-opens-competition-lighter-body-armor-plates.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:348dfb3b-6a13-29eb-f3f5-176c06c708b7 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:30:15 +0000 The new plates will be fielded in addition to the enhanced small arms protective insert (ESAPI) plates now in use. Here's How to Prep for the Army's New Fitness Test https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/30/heres-how-prep-armys-new-fitness-test.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:39aea926-896b-d0a1-c66a-6b3a1107c2e9 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:49:05 +0000 The Army launched a site to help in preparation for the new fitness test next year. Your New PT Uniform Could Be This Sleek https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/28/your-new-pt-uniform-could-be-sleek.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bf0a92be-63ee-8a0e-d756-72907767fd8f Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:37:15 +0000 As the U.S. Air Force mulls a change to its physical training uniforms, one proposal may give airmen a sleeker look. Female Marines Don New Dress Coat Designed to Mirror Male Uniform https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/26/female-marines-don-new-dress-coat-designed-mirror-male-uniform.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:add44801-5637-10f2-721f-adff18321f7d Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:02:16 +0000 Female Marines have begun wearing a new dress blue uniform coat designed to look like the male version. Air Force Grants Beard Waiver to Muslim Airman https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/20/air-force-grants-first-beard-waiver-muslim-airman.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:68c0edb5-4a45-48e7-bc0f-bf36c6f26fe9 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:49:08 +0000 Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan is among the first Muslim airman to receive the waiver. Brown Jump Boots, Ike Jacket May Be in the Works for New Army Greens https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/20/brown-jump-boots-ike-jacket-may-be-works-new-army-greens.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fbd664c6-47af-e281-fc78-2d35f5d05890 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:12:30 +0000 The U.S. Army is considering having paratroopers in airborne units wear World War II-style brown jump boots. Soldiers to Get New Greens Uniform in 2020 After Army Finalizes Design https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/19/soldiers-get-new-greens-uniform-2020-after-army-finalizes-design.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3f85f9dc-8454-6278-8de1-7761c99c5ea2 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:57:38 +0000 The Army plans to begin issuing its newly announced Army Greens to new soldiers beginning in summer 2020. First Class of Female Marine Recruits Graduates in New Dress Blues https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/19/first-class-female-marine-recruits-graduates-new-dress-blues.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:99066cff-0a12-e9ae-ec92-d4cf3e9063ec Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:45:58 +0000 After years of development, the Marines' new female dress blue uniform is here and available to the Corps' newest members. SIG AIR Unveils Replica Air Pistol of Army's Modular Handgun System https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/14/sig-air-unveils-replica-air-pistol-armys-modular-handgun-system.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:36c9cfb0-7c97-ef17-832a-0eab308341d3 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:11:10 +0000 The new M17 Advanced Sport Pellet, or ASP, pistol is powered by a carbon dioxide cartridge. Army's Greens Uniform Won't Be Available Until End of 2020, Company Says https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/12/armys-greens-uniform-wont-be-available-until-end-2020-company-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:49983be1-bef0-1d55-35dd-af1b052dc1e5 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:47:28 +0000 Beyond stating that soldiers would not have to buy the Army Greens until 2028, the announcement provided little information. Marines Want Robot Vehicles to Carry Infantry Packs into Battle https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/07/marines-want-robot-vehicles-carry-infantry-packs-battle.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c9702b3e-7dd7-4c61-338c-0a37612c8d72 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 22:10:48 +0000 The Marine Corps has put out a request to learn whether defense firms can build an unmanned robotic vehicle. Coast Guard Buys Sig P229 Airsoft Clone as Its New Training Sidearm https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/11/05/coast-guard-buys-sig-p229-airsoft-clone-its-new-training-sidearm.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bd66bdd3-d3a0-9836-719a-948fc4dc2e26 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:37:34 +0000 The Coast Guard has long used the Sig P229 .40 caliber pistol as its duty sidearm. Marine Corps Awards Contract for Key Component for New Plate Carrier https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/31/marine-corps-awards-contract-key-component-new-plate-carrier.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:69a795c2-5aaa-fb93-82bb-7e4cac71f433 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:27:25 +0000 The Marine Corps awarded a $59.4 million contract to make the armor inserts for the service's new plate carrier. Army Wants Tech to Improve Exoskeleton Fit on Soldiers https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/26/army-wants-tech-improve-exoskeleton-fit-soldiers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e85c14be-8833-9e04-b752-d1f12d9584ae Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:53:34 +0000 Army scientists are trying to figure out the best way to design hard exoskeletons to fit "fleshy" human bodies. Marine Corps to Buy More Than 60,000 Redesigned Pouches for New PMAG https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/25/marine-corps-buy-more-60000-redesigned-pouches-new-pmag.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:98691898-ed21-1822-7558-13b0e1fa03d7 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 20:08:55 +0000 Gear makers have a few days left to the Marine Corps' call for ideas for new magazine pouches designed to fit the service's new PMAG polymer magazines. Marines Get the Official OK to Wear These 7 New Boot Styles https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/25/marines-get-official-ok-wear-these-7-new-boot-styles.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a4260ffa-29ce-9a91-8bf8-86c92b66b4f9 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:32:57 +0000 Marines can now choose from 16 different combat, rugged all-terrain or optional boots. New Equipment Coming to 60 Army Battalions Ahead of Revamped Fitness Test https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/23/new-equipment-coming-60-army-battalions-ahead-revamped-fitness-test.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3dab1b53-ae51-7310-4b05-f011b3df6d40 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:59:21 +0000 U.S. Army fitness experts have begun training 60 battalions of soldiers participating in field test of the new ACFT. Army Opens Competition to Give Mobile Machine-Gunners a Better Optic https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/19/army-opens-competition-give-mobile-machine-gunners-better-optic.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c54c1241-4893-fd0e-9f3d-728d3a8acaba Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:45:26 +0000 The optic will help gunners hit enemy targets faster and with more accuracy than ever before. Female Marines Get Deadline to Wear New Dress Blues Coats https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/18/unisex-dress-blues-coat-will-soon-be-mandatory-female-marines.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5adb0cd2-55e6-95b7-9c33-9032b80a1afe Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:21:29 +0000 Female Marines have been issued a deadline for phasing out the open-collared dress coat they've worn for decades. Naval Academy Embraces the Goat in New Mascot-Inspired Uniform https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/17/naval-academy-embraces-goat-new-mascot-inspired-uniform.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:411cc129-9eed-11b7-8eef-a000a9ddc857 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:38:12 +0000 The Navy Midshipmen are banking on the Army Black Knights' fear of the goat. Army, Marines to Buy Thousands of New Binocular-Style Night-Vision Goggles https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/10/army-marines-buy-thousands-new-binocular-style-night-vision-goggles.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0750966c-11ab-a8ab-a84b-13fc57027da3 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:01:38 +0000 The Army plans to start equipping its first close-combat unit with new binocular-style night-vision devices in 2019. Army Eyes Narrower Body Armor to Shave Off Weight https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/09/army-eyes-narrower-body-armor-shave-weight.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:14efdd32-71ed-151f-373f-9c1016287c86 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 23:01:53 +0000 Army officials want to make soldiers' body armor up to 30 percent lighter. Army Chief Offers New Details on 6.8mm Next-Gen Squad Weapons https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/08/army-chief-offers-new-details-68mm-next-gen-squad-weapons.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:96212eee-7301-666f-8b28-63fabff5d51a Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:56:33 +0000 "It will fire at speeds that far exceed the velocity of bullets today and penetrate any existing or known ... body armor." Army Wants a Lightweight Ghillie Suit for Snipers https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/04/army-wants-lightweight-ghillie-suit-snipers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:07cfb7df-877a-959f-430e-8262caef4de1 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:42:03 +0000 U.S. Army uniform officials are working to replace the current Flame Resistant Ghillie System, or FRGS. Defense Department Looking at Vision Enhancement for Combat Troops https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/03/defense-department-looking-vision-enhancement-combat-troops.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e6802d04-4f4e-76dd-72a0-86a0f94c668b Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:53:55 +0000 The Pentagon wants a new style of sophisticated protective eyewear that features adjustable vision enhancement. Marines Could Soon Opt for Lighter Body Armor on Some Missions https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/02/marines-could-soon-opt-lighter-body-armor-some-missions.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:665b8c8a-7ee1-db56-c2fc-83a132fc3573 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 18:02:45 +0000 Commanders could soon give Marines the OK to wear body armor that weighs up to 40 percent less than their current plates. New Combat Skis: Marine Corps Picks a Manufacturer https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/10/01/new-combat-skis-marine-corps-picks-manufacturer.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c15fe431-6054-7858-18a0-5a510d3475be Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:01:41 +0000 Marines will also be able to use the skis as a frame for a "winter medevac stretcher," a solicitation states. Army in the Market for a New Infantry Squad Vehicle https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/28/army-market-new-infantry-squad-vehicle.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4e2301b5-9dc5-8ea0-5a9b-46cd3722f855 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:34:25 +0000 The U.S. Army wants to know which firms can produce an Infantry Squad Vehicle that can be carried into battle by a helicopter. Marines Award $62M Contract for Lighter, Stronger Plate Carriers https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/27/marines-award-62m-contract-lighter-stronger-plate-carriers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a7bd486e-8b6c-921e-b6c5-c0861c62353f Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:20:22 +0000 The new lightweight body armor system offers better mobility with improved fits. The Marine Corps' Next Cold-Weather Garments Will Be Flame-Resistant https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/26/marine-corps-next-cold-weather-garments-will-be-flame-resistant.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9554e88c-462b-da0b-c476-7fe8cc4c2575 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:32:37 +0000 The Marine Corps wants flame-resistant gear for Marines serving in cold climates as more troops deploy to the Arctic. New High-Tech Material Could Shave 8 Pounds from a Marine Grunt's Load https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/26/new-high-tech-material-could-shave-8-pounds-marine-grunts-load.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d4c49429-c9c9-0a48-bbcf-e9390d0478d0 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:37:42 +0000 A new material from the service rifle sling maker could cut several pounds from the weight Marines carry on their backs. Could This Non-Lethal Round Replace Tasers for Marines? https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/25/marine-corps-wants-non-lethal-taser-round-stuns-out-100-meters.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:310401e9-79d8-fb8b-3151-00dd09b384c3 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:07:44 +0000 The munition is intended to be a small-caliber, non-lethal round that can be fired from current conventional small arms. Air Force OCP Uniform Rollout Just Days Away https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/24/air-force-debut-new-ocp-uniform-oct-1.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ed5a8e29-424b-2ee9-dd44-be512f761352 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:28:53 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is on track to begin distributing its new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform beginning Oct. 1. Army Finds Fix for Dangerous Glitch in M4 and M4A1 Service Rifles https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/20/army-finds-fix-dangerous-glitch-m4-and-m4a1-service-rifles.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:50adc4c4-a96a-4491-5002-1aad11cd892b Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:22:22 +0000 Army officials have figured out the cause and found a fix for a glitch in the selector switch of M4 and M4A1 carbines. Air Force Collecting Feedback to Design Better-Fitting Flight Suits https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/20/air-force-collecting-feedback-design-better-fitting-flight-suits.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a9b1c054-98a7-d5cf-f743-ad32e0e20164 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:55:47 +0000 Airmen of all sizes are likely to see improved flight suits as the USAF gathers feedback from leaders and service members. Close Combat Task Force Prioritizes Virtual Training over New Weapons https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/19/close-combat-task-force-prioritizes-virtual-training-over-new-weapons.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:11bcde88-dea7-51b1-22d2-42fabf16c6a5 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:38:39 +0000 Leaders realize the services will have to rely on video-game technology to meet their training needs. Army Contract for New Humvee Ambulances Could Be Worth $800 Million https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/18/army-contract-new-humvee-ambulances-could-be-worth-800-million.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:55385f3e-4508-b214-41b3-0ddc37586d0a Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:26:43 +0000 The U.S. Army recently awarded AM General LLC a contract worth up to $800 million to build thousands of Humvee ambulances. Army Wants 120mm Mortar Systems That Can Fire Out to 12 Miles https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/12/army-wants-120mm-mortar-systems-can-fire-out-12-miles.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ae9224b2-0c53-e08d-8563-afb700a6e6a3 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:31:57 +0000 The U.S. Army wants to replace its current mounted and towed 120mm mortars with new systems that will shoot farther. Pregnant Airmen Asked to Join New Uniform Wear Test at Wright-Patterson https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/10/pregnant-airmen-asked-join-new-uniform-wear-test-wright-patterson.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8f07fd1f-f5c4-e22b-7249-d4e04a22ad94 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:53:43 +0000 Pregnant airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are being asked for feedback on the new maternity service dress shirt. Marines Want New Headset That Will Amp Up Battlefield Sounds https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/07/marines-want-new-headset-will-amp-battlefield-sounds.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0671fb97-4902-d1b9-bf84-201357f3be3b Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:56:17 +0000 Marine Corps Systems Command is looking to begin purchasing hearing enhancement devices as early as Fiscal Year 2020. Army Wants a Portable Seawater Purifier for Troops https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/09/05/army-wants-portable-seawater-purifier-troops.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:92715b71-acbb-d294-295e-ac5378d90d28 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:29:48 +0000 U.S. Army equipment officials are asking the commercial market to gin up a new, soldier-carried water purifier. Army Eyes Device That Can Launch, Recover Drones from a Moving Vehicle https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/08/30/army-eyes-device-can-launch-recover-drones-moving-vehicle.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dcb8bc6b-ff52-9001-b7c3-f6b20d67294e Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:21:18 +0000 U.S. Army robotics officials got their first look at new tech for launching and recovering UAS from a moving combat vehicle. Afghan Forces Need More Mortar Training, Army Advisers Say https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/08/29/afghan-forces-need-more-mortar-training-army-advisers-say.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5fff443b-d51a-b24a-4117-04ed96ca0ff8 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 21:04:11 +0000 U.S. Army advisers in Afghanistan have learned they may want to focus more on training Afghan forces.